The Proposition 65 List in California (hereinafter referred to as Proposition 65), officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was released as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987. The list contains a wide range of natural and synthetic chemicals,including additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, pharmaceuticals, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust. If a warning is placed on a product label or posted or distributed at a workplace, a business, or in rental housing, the business issuing the warning is aware or believes that it is exposing individuals to one or more listed chemicals.
By law, a warning must be given for listed chemicals unless the exposure is low enough to pose no significant risk of cancer or is significantly below levels observed to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Penalties for violating Proposition 65 by failing to provide notices can be up to $2,500 per day.
Regulations and standards
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